A gift to Sandy’s first responders

Howard Milstein ’73 donated $2.3 million to the FDNY Foundation and the New York City Police Foundation. His gift is earmarked for first responders whose homes have been damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Two thousand rescue workers will receive a check of $1,000 just in time for the holiday season.

“These are the people that risk their lives to save others. They get paid something but when your life is saved, it’s invaluable. And when they get devastated, nobody helps,” Milstein told the Wall Street Journal. “I thought the best thing to do in these circumstances is send money to the first responders. I hoped that this donation might well stimulate others into giving, and I know that that has been the case.”

Visit Cornell’s Disaster Relief and Outreach page.

 



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